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Young Minds Take Action. Let us be heard!: PART 2

The EST Campaign 2019-2020 To see Part 1 of the Common Articles written by our team of International Ambassadors, along with the introduction written by our International Officer, please click here. Common Articles Bosnia & Herzegovina: Youth Movements The last few years… Continue Reading →

Young Minds Take Action. Let us be heard!: PART 1

The EST Campaign 2019-2020 Introduction Young people will be affected the longest by the political decisions taken today and therefore, there is an urgent need for greater political participation of our generation. Recently, this sentiment has been invigorated by the… Continue Reading →

Opportunities for NGOs to influence political decision making

In democracies, the government is obliged to act on the interests of the citizens (“sovereignty of the people”). This extends to national governments as well as the European Institutions which are often criticized for insufficient democratic legitimacy. In the public… Continue Reading →

Why might the liberalisation of border controls for people be more controversial than the liberalisation for goods, services and capital?

Abstract This paper tackles the common misunderstanding of liberalised borders of people identified under the current neo-liberal paradigm. Controversies assigned to liberalised borders of people have ignored processes of globalisation and elimination of capital controls as the culprits of controversies… Continue Reading →

The Visegrád group: Voice of the Central Europe?

The Visegrád group is a cultural and political union of 4 countries: The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. All those countries are located in the Central European region and it is exactly this geographic character that gave them a… Continue Reading →

Offering sanctuary to refugees: insights from the UK

Have you ever felt powerless to help refugees and asylum seekers in your country? Ever wondered whether there was some way to help humanise the process of resettlement? Our ambassador to England, Rensa Gaunt, recently interviewed Heather Luna, founder of… Continue Reading →

Brexit and Academia II: A Perspective from an EU Academic in the UK

These are uncertain times for British academia, with growing concerns about the future rights of EU citizens in the UK and about the security of programmes such as ERASMUS+ which are essential for student mobility. Our England ambassador, Rensa Gaunt,… Continue Reading →

Brexit and Academia I: A Perspective from a British Researcher in the EU

2016 was a year of popular political upheaval. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union sent political shockwaves across the European continent and beyond. As the process of Britain’s exit from Europe begins, new rules and boundaries will be drawn… Continue Reading →

Will the EU stand with CEU?- Dilemma between Pragmatism and Values

Nowadays, when pondering the fate of the EU, one of the questions that arises is whether the EU is to continue fighting for the values it is founded on, or whether it is to focus more on pragmatic behaviour, due… Continue Reading →

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